Successfully operating a modern sanitary landfill under today’s heightened and stringent environmental regulations is no easy task. But to do so for 10 years straight without receiving even a technical regulatory notice of violation from the Department of Environmental Protection is simply unheard of. J. P. Mascaro & Sons’ Pioneer Crossing Landfill in Exeter Township, Berks County, did just that from February 2007 through February 2017, and landfill owner Pat Mascaro is proud of that accomplishment.
Mascaro’s goal at Pioneer Crossing is 100 percent environmental compliance, and it has succeeded in that goal for the last 10 years.
“One hundred percent environmental compliance does not just happen,” Mascaro said. “It takes a special kind of dedication and commitment, from the executive management team, to the facility engineers, to the environmental technicians, to the landfill operators and mechanics, and to the administrative support staff. That special dedication and commitment exists at Pioneer Crossing and it shows in the environmental compliance record Pioneer Crossing has achieved.”
In 2002, as part of a DEP major permit modification, Pioneer Crossing was the first landfill to successfully undergo DEP’s new harm-benefits regulatory analysis, under which a landfill seeking a permit or a major permit modification is required to show that the benefits of its operation significantly exceed any known or potential harm that may exist from the operation. Pioneer Crossing was the first landfill in Pennsylvania to meet this stringent regulatory standard
Speaking to Pioneer Crossing’s record, company Director of Environmental Compliance Matt Mascaro said, “Strict environmental compliance is not only good for the environment, but also it is good for business. Today, municipalities, businesses and industries want to be certain that their waste materials are disposed of in full compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and Pioneer Crossing has a 10-year unblemished reputation for doing just that.”
The Pioneer Crossing Landfill is a J. P. Mascaro & Sons-related entity. For more information about Mascaro and Pioneer Crossing, visit the company website at www.jpmascaro.com.